Blackcats fall to Bulldogs, 47-14

Prestonsburg’s Kaleb Jarvis works to break free from a Hazard defensive player. The Bulldogs knocked off the Blackcats 47-14.

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg’s early-season slide continued as visiting Hazard pulled away to win 47-14 in a high school football game at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium on Friday night.

With the loss, Prestonsburg dropped to 0-3.

Hazard evened its record to 1-1 with the win.

Quarterback Garrett Miller led Hazard to the victory, completing nine of 10 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns.

Tyson Turner, Mason Collins and Campbell Davis hauled in one touchdown reception apiece for the Bulldogs.

Hazard fared well through the air and on the ground. As a team, Hazard rushed 13 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Gayheart and Trajon Campbell rushed for one touchdown apiece in the Bulldogs’ winning effort.

Defensively, Hazard limited Prestonsburg throughout the matchup. Reece Fletcher paced the Hazard defensive unit with a team-high eight tackles.  

Hazard led 37-0 before Prestonsburg answered with its first points.

Prestonsburg managed to avoid a shutout in the second quarter when Eric Armstrong returned a blocked field goal attempt 83 yards for a touchdown. Samuel Kelly blocked the Hazard field goal attempt for the Blackcats.

Prestonsburg is scheduled to host Powell County in Week 4 of the 2019 high school football season.

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